MORE delays have hit the M6 after a day of jams on the southbound stretch near Warrington.

The M6 was reopened after a five-car crash, including a trailer carrying cows, caused severe delays this morning (Thursday, September 13).

But now a lorry has broken down, forcing highways officials to close two lanes on the road at 1.45pm.

The road had reopened on the M6 southbound at junction 21A for the Croft interchange at 12.50pm following the five-car crash.

Police temporarily closed the M6 in both directions while the cows are moved to another vehicle. The cattle were unharmed.

Congestion strecthed back to junction 24 for Ashton-in-Makerfield and travel time at its height was more than an hour and 25 minutes.